Classics

Willa Muir

Willa Muir was particularly vocal in the emancipation and inclusion of women in University life. As a member of the Women Student’s Debating Society, she regularly expressed her progressive views on women’s role in society. She rose through the ranks of the society, becoming president in the 1910-1911 session. One of the motions carried in …

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Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson

Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson was an influential biologist, zoologist, and classicist. He is most famous for his work On Growth and Form. In which, he posited that biological creatures and their physical structures must conform to the laws of physics and can be further understood through mathematical equations. Thompson was born in Edinburgh on May 2nd, 1860. His father was the classical master at the Edinburgh academy and managed …

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